- to make or become gray or partly gray.
- gray; grayish; devoid of hue.
- gray or partly gray hair.
- a gray wig.
Origin of grizzle1
- to complain; whimper; whine.
- to laugh or grin in mockery; sneer.
Origin of grizzle2
Examples from the Web for grizzle
Grizzle transported Ashley Moser and her husband to the hospital first, he recalled.
“There were several bodies laying motionless,” Grizzle said during testimony today.
After he dropped off the Mosers, Grizzle said he picked up two more people “covered in blood and screaming.”
Grizzle broke down again when he described driving Caleb Medley, an aspiring comedian, to the hospital.
My dear old ass, Gilbert wrote, why grizzle and grouse at the Bally Awful!
But all this is away from the point, which is, why grizzle and grouse at the Bally Awful.
His hair and moustache are crisp and just beginning to grizzle.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)
He stabled Grizzle, the last of their saddle stock, and entered.Wild Animals at Home
Ernest Thompson Seton
Poor Grizzle did not know what to do, but she had to obey the witch.Europa's Fairy Book
- to make or become grey
- a grey colour
- grey or partly grey hair
- a grey wig
- (esp of a child) to fret; whine
- to sulk or grumble
Word Origin and History for grizzle
"gray-colored," early 15c., from Old French grisel (see grizzled) which also meant "gray-haired old man" (a noun sense recorded in Middle English from mid-14c.). The verb, "to make gray," is attested from 1740.